In Mice, a Common Antioxidant Boosts Biliary Atresia Survival

Research By Jorge Bezerra, MD

Post Date: August 12, 2019 | Publish Date: June 19, 2019


Jorge Bezerra, MD

After identifying a 14-gene “signature” that predicts two year, transplant-free survival in children with biliary atresia, scientists here found that the antioxidant N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) reduced liver injury and fibrosis and increased survival times.

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Publication Information

Original Title:Gene Expression Signatures Associated With Survival Times of Pediatric Patients With Biliary Atresia Identify Potential Therapeutic Agents
Published in:Gastroenterology
Publish date:June 19, 2019

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